The Children's Trust

Specialist play activities

We support children with acquired brain injury and neurodisability from across the UK at our specialist site in Surrey. Specialist play activities help these children with their recovery, whilst giving them the opportunity to have fun during a difficult time.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (288018)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£22,500

Amount raised

£47,420

Donations

65

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Often children don‚Äôt even realise the valuable progress and development they are making during play activities. It‚Äôs so important that children are given the opportunity to be children, rather than just a patient, especially after long periods in hospital.

    — Leisure and Activities Co-ordinator at The Children's Trust

  • Everyone at The Children‚Äôs Trust works tirelessly to ensure that the children and young people we support are given the best care, so that they have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

    — Maggie Clancy, Director of Clinical Services

  • It might be hard to quantitatively define the benefits of play therapy but watching my son's face light up, and the time we spent together as a family exploring and building on the experiences in these play sessions has been invaluable to us in helping ‚Äúnormalise‚Äù our new family predicament.

    — Father whose son came to The Children's Trust at the age of 5.

  • Often children don’t even realise the valuable progress and development they are making during play activities. It’s so important that children are given the opportunity to be children, rather than just a patient, especially after long periods in hospital.

    — Leisure and Activities Co-ordinator at The Children's Trust

  • Everyone at The Children’s Trust works tirelessly to ensure that the children and young people we support are given the best care, so that they have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

    — Maggie Clancy, Director of Clinical Services

  • It might be hard to quantitatively define the benefits of play therapy but watching my son's face light up, and the time we spent together as a family exploring and building on the experiences in these play sessions has been invaluable to us in helping “normalise” our new family predicament.

    — Father whose son came to The Children's Trust at the age of 5.

Situation

Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury after a serious accident or injury. Families are turned upside down in an instant. We provide expert rehabilitation, education and therapy at our national specialist centre. Children may have been in hospital for a long period, they may have lost some of their skills and abilities and are often anxious and fearful. Specialist play activities help these children to make the best possible recovery.

Solution

Specialist play activities help children with brain injury to develop and relearn physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills in a fun and engaging way. It also helps a child to express their feelings. Our play team are an integral part of a child's rehabilitation programme and help the children to make the best recovery possible.